Humber College, Telus, Pitney Bowes among top firms for recent immigrants

Best Employers for New Canadians list commends inclusiveness training, onboarding
||Last Updated: 03/14/2012

Forty employers across the country have been recognized for their initiatives around recent immigrants as part of the Best Employers for New Canadians list by Mediacorp Canada.

“These employers offer interesting programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace — and a new life in Canada,” said Mediacorp.

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in terms of whether:

•they offer programs specifically designed to assist employees who are recent immigrants to Canada

•they have taken steps to reduce employment barriers for recent immigrants, such as by recognizing foreign educational credentials or experience

•they assist new employees with foreign professional or educational credentials in getting these qualifications formally recognized in Canada

•they offer onboarding programs, such as internal coaching or mentoring, to help new employees who are recent immigrants understand the Canadian workplace

•their managers and employees receive training in cross-cultural issues or inclusiveness to help create a welcoming and productive environment for employees who are recent immigrants.

The 2012 winner (in alphabetical order):

•BC Hydro
•BMO Financial Group
•Bombardier Aerospace
•Business Development Bank of Canada
•Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
•CH2M HILL Canada
•COM DEV International
•Deloitte & Touche
•Energy Resource Conservation Board
•Ernst & Young
•Fraser Milner Casgrain
•Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
•Loblaw Companies
•Manitoba Hydro
•McGill University Health Centre
•Medtronic of Canada
•Mississauga, City of
•Mount Sinai Hospital
•New Flyer Industries Canada
•NTT Data Canada
•Ontario Public Service
•Pitney Bowes of Canada
•Providence Health Care
•Provincial Health Services Authority
•Royal Bank of Canada
•Saskatoon Health Region
•St. Michael’s Hospital
•TD Bank Group
•Tetra Tech WEI
•TransCanada Corporation
•University of Ottawa
•Vancouver, City of
•Xerox Canada
•York, Regional Municipality of

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